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repulse from (someone or something)

1. To drive someone or something back and away from someone, something, or some place. A noun or pronoun is used between "repulse" and "from." We were able to repulse the enemy soldiers from the fort. The country's small army repulsed the massive invasion from the shores of their island.
2. To cause someone to feel an aversion to or repugnance in something or some action and cause them avoid or desist it as a result. (Some linguists reject this usage of "repulse," though it has become normalized through common use.) A noun or pronoun is used between "repulse" and "from." My parents' zealotry repulsed me from religion at a very young age. The negative experience certainly repulsed me from ever helping them out in the future.
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repulse someone or something from something

to resist or repel someone or something from something. The royal guard repulsed the rebels from the palace grounds. Only the use of guns could repulse the starving wolves from the area around the cabin.
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The Filipina was first spotted carrying a large nylon bag and 'acting suspiciously' on Repulse Bay Road on April 3, according to South China Morning Post.
Repulse Bay is a community of about 900 people situated on the Arctic Circle.
Charged with providing air cover for Prince of Wales and Repulse, he shared the horror of arriving on the scene to see only Repulse's oil slick and the Prince of Wales sinking beneath the waves.
Mr Tate was the organiser of the North of England Steam Traction Engine Society and intended to give Repulse a complete overhaul before entering it in steam traction races.
Command of the battle cruiser Repulse had indeed been Godfrey's last sea-going appointment.
You have told her that you are "repulsed, disgusted, and disappointed", and are now surprised that, having told her that her opinions repulse, disgust and disappoint you, she is no longer speaking to you
The sinking of HMS Prince of Wales and Repulse at the hands of the Japanese on 10 December 1941 was one of the greatest tragedies to hit Britain in the Far East.
Doubtful stayer Repulse Bay is one for layers to consider in the opener at Musselburgh, but we are already involved in that race with Yaheska anyway.
You might not be, but John McCosker is: He once licked a batfish to see if its skin possessed defensive chemicals that might repulse predators.
The artist portrays the attack on the British Royal Navy's Force Z on 10 December 1941, which resulted in the sinking of the battlecruiser Repulse and battleship Prince of Wales off Malaya by Type 1 and Type 96 bombers based near Saigon.
The graves of sailors from HMS Repulse and HMS Prince of Wales, which were sunk during World War II, have both been looted by unscrupulous divers.
Whether mobilizing to repulse foreigners like Napoleon or locals like al-Jazzar, notables, merchants and others in Nablus were conscious of an identity that did not wait for a firman to be stirred into action.
The brave SPLA-IO forces managed to ultimately repulse the attackers after a two-hour battle," he said.